39th Annual Family Law Seminar 2020

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Wednesday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
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MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
GAL for Children CE Credit: 3.0 (GAL Information)
Registration Fee:

$339 regular registration (includes Virginia Family Law: A Systemic
Approach
(2020 edition) e-book)
$319 discounted registration for VSB Family Law Section members
(includes Virginia Family Law: A Systemic Approach (2020 edition)
e-book)

Information

Why Attend?

  • Earn 6 hours of MCLE credit, including an hour of Ethics credit and GAL for Children credit
  • Enjoy this year’s wonderfully diverse and informative lineup of topics
  • Receive valuable written materials, including the electronic version of the upcoming 2020 edition of the Virginia Family Law: A Systemic Approach handbook—a $249 value—included in the registration fee at a deep discount!
  • Don’t miss the bi-annual case law and legislative updates

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

For nearly four decades, this annual event has offered family law attorneys from across Virginia an indispensable educational opportunity. As usual, the seminar offers six hours of CLE credit for attorneys, ranging from annual legislative and case law updates to specific programs on the most pressing family law matters.

While COVID-19 concerns are preventing this program from occurring at locations across Virginia this year, the planning committee has worked hard to offer you the same high-quality instructional content through a remotely delivered option still providing live-interactive credit.

This year’s topics include:

  • Bi-annual Case Law and Legislative Updates
  • A review of drafting divorce actions, utilizing forms, and how and when to properly draft your Final Divorce Orders
  • A discussion of informal information-gathering and available formal discovery tools, including e-discovery and spoliation issues
  • An overview of recent ethics rule changes and what they mean for your family law practice, including recent changes to the trust accounting procedures
  • A session on domestic violence and protective orders

BONUS: All attendees will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials that includes the brand new, upcoming 2020 edition of Virginia Family Law: A Systemic Approach publication—a $249 value! This is the definitive “how-to” book on the practice of family law in Virginia. The chapters address every aspect of the representation from the initial interview of the client through the final orders and decrees. The book includes over 200 forms for pleadings, orders, and correspondence covering all aspects of the litigation. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or are new to family law practice, this book is a critical resource you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again.

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $249 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 14) (Eastern Time)

9:00 Announcements and Introductions
9:05 Bi-annual Case Law Update
Edward D. Barnes

A thorough review of significant family law cases affecting Virginia attorneys from the past six months.
10:00 Bi-annual Legislative Update
Lawrence D. Diehl

A comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.
10:45 Break
11:00 Domestic Violence and Protective Orders
William “Scotty” C.  Scott

This session will discuss relief available from the courts and special rules of evidence with regards to domestic violence and protective orders, and the impact the recent ruling in Armstrong v. Roadcap may have on no-contact protective orders.
12:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Information-Gathering and Discovery, and Spousal Support
Kellam T. Parks

An in-depth discussion of informal information-gathering and available formal discovery tools, including e-discovery and spoliation issues. This session also includes a review of spousal support and recent changes to calculating this support.
2:00 Break
2:10 Drafting Complaints and Final Orders of Divorce
Julia S. Savage

A back-to-basics review of drafting divorce actions, utilizing forms, and how and when to properly draft your Final Divorce Orders.
3:10 Break
3:20 Recent Updates to the Ethics Rules for the Family Law Attorney
Christine M. Corey

A discussion on the recent ethics rule changes and what they mean for your practice. In particular, there have been recent changes to the trust accounting procedures and this session will cover what they are, how to comply, and what can happen when you are not in compliance.
4:20 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Edward D. Barnes, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Christine M. Corey, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Kellam T. Parks, Parks Zeigler, PLLC / Virginia Beach
Julia S. Savage, Walker Jones, PC / Warrenton
William “Scotty” C. Scott, The Law Offices of William C. Scott IV PLC / Charlottesville

MODERATOR

Patrick L. Maurer, Pender & Coward / Virginia Beach

COURSE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Regina F. Amick, Wolcott, Rivers, Gates / Virginia Beach
Carolé C. Krogmann, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean
Debra Powers, Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC / Fairfax
Craig W. Sampson, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond

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